Triple Crown
of 1956
1955 1957

May 5, 1956 KENTUCKY DERBY1 1/4 miles
Time: 2:03 2/5 track fast$125,450 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stNEEDLES b.c.Ponder -- Noodle Soup x Jack High 1.60 (fav)
2ndFABIUS br.c. Citation -- Shameen x Royal Minstrel 4.00 (a)
3rdCOME ON RED ch.c.Free France -- Little Nymph x Bull Dog 29.00 (f)
4th COUNT CHIC br.c. Count Speed -- Chicella x Chicuelo 8.00
5th PINTOR LEA b.c.Goya II -- Maud Lea x Bull Lea 4.00 (a)
6th CAREER BOY br.c. Phalanx -- Swanky x Mahmoud 4.90(c)
7th NO REGRETS br.c. Revoked -- Infinite Girl x Infinite 52.80
8th HEAD MAN gr.c. Eight Thirty -- Snowfall x Mahmoud 4.90(c)
9th KING O' SWORDS b.g. Blue Swords -- Queen of May x Challenger II 29.00 (f)
10th HIGH KING b.c.Heliopolis -- Twinkley x Bull Lea 79.50
11th JEAN BAPTISTE bk.c. Ambiorix (FR) -- Jittery Jane x Blenheim II (GB)29.00 (f)
12th TERRANG br.c. Khaled -- Flying Choice x Flying Heels 8.30
13th BLACK EMPEROR br.g. Black Tarquin -- Seclude x Isolater 26.40
14th BESOMER br.c. Double Jay -- Little Martha x Rosemont 71.20
15th INVALIDATE gr.c. Revoked -- Koubis x Mahmoud 29.00 (f)
16th BEN A. JONES b.c.Faultless -- Stamp Album x Dauber 53.80
17th COUNTERMAND b.c.Greek Song -- Everget x Snark 12.00

MARGINS: 3/4 - 1 1/2 - 3/4


May 19, 1956 PREAKNESS STAKES1 3/16 miles
Time: 1:58 2/5 track fast$84,250 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stFABIUS br.c. Citation -- Shameen x Royal Minstrel 2.50
2ndNEEDLES b.c.Ponder -- Noodle Soup x Jack High 0.60 (fav)
3rdNO REGRETS br.c. Revoked -- Infinite Girl x Infinite 61.40
4th GOLF ACE b.g. Escadru -- Pinafore x Epithet 24.40
5th COUNT CHIC br.c. Count Speed -- Chicella x Chicuelo 11.70
6th EIFFEL BLUE b.c.Eiffel Tower -- Caribbean Miss x Stimulus 24.00
7th COME ON RED ch.c.Free France -- Little Nymph x Bull Dog 21.10
8th RATHERAM gr.c. Windsor Slipper (GB) -- Sarah Curran x Midas 56.50 (a)
9th FLEET PEET b.c.Piet -- Reflexion x Count Fleet 56.50 (a)

MARGINS: 1 3/4 - 1 - 5 1/2


June 16, 1956 BELMONT STAKES1 1/2 miles
Time: 2:29 4/5 track fast$83,600 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stNEEDLES b.c.Ponder -- Noodle Soup x Jack High 0.65 (fav)
2ndCAREER BOY br.c. Phalanx -- Swanky x Mahmoud 3.60 (a)
3rdFABIUS br.c. Citation -- Shameen x Royal Minstrel 5.40
4th BEAU DIABLE ch.c.Devil Diver -- Bellesoeur x Beau Pere 28.25
5th RICCI TAVI b.c.Rico Monte -- Sea Snack x Hard Tack 7.45
6th FROSTY MR. gr.c. Blue Swords -- Gray Auntie x Reaping Reward 54.60
7th JAZZ AGE gr.g. Priam II -- Jazz Baby x Mahmoud 3.60 (a)
8th CHARLEVOIX ch.c.Princequillo -- Royal Type x Bull Dog 29.80

MARGINS: neck - 1 1/2 - head


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